R178. Don’t Just Stand There and Read: Literary Events That Go Beyond the Usual

Room 613/614, Washington State Convention Center, Level 6
Thursday, February 27, 2014
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm


We’ve all been to a reading that had us checking our watches (or wishing the poet would check his). Members of this panel are offering a variety of exciting antidotes: multi-disciplinary events, participatory events, carnivals, avant-garde garden parties, and more. Find out how literary events can build audiences, build on textual work, and deliver more than just wine and cheese—not that we’re against wine and cheese.



Jamie FitzGerald

Teresa Carmody is the author of the short story collection Requiem and three chapbooks: I Can Feel, Eye Hole Adore, and Your Spiritual Suit of Armor by Katherine Anne. She is the co-founding director of Les Figues Press in Los Angeles.

Joshua S. Raab is editor, creative director, and carnival master for the Newer York Press. His aim in life is to publish weird literature, make book readings less boring, and experiment with publishing methodologies. 

Karen Finneyfrock has written two full-length books of poetry, including Ceremony for the Choking Ghost. Her debut young adult novel is The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door. She is a former Writer-in-Residence at Richard Hugo House.


February 7–10, 2024
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Convention Center